Canada throws in the towel on CETA

Last-ditch negotiations between Walloon Minister-President Paul Magnette and Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland collapsed late afternoon on 21 Octobe ...| Click here to read more

CETA crisis deepens as Walloon government rejects latest EU offer

Late night on 20 October, the Walloon government rejected the latest changes to the joint EU-Canada declaration proposed at the second round of negotiations ...| Click here to read more

Industry singles out potential threats posed by new anti-dumping methodology

While most stakeholders welcomed the 19 October Communication of the European Commission calling for an agreement on urgently needed changes to the EU’s tra ...| Click here to read more

Magnette-Malmström meeting ends without breakthrough

Despite the clock ticking fast on the EU-Canada deal (CETA), no breakthrough has been made during a crisis meeting on 19 October between Walloon Minister-Pr ...| Click here to read more

Wallonia’s Magnette rejects Friday deadline for CETA’s approval

In an apparent show of power, Walloon Minister-President Paul Magnette rejected on 18 October the deadline set by EU trade ministers earlier the same day to ...| Click here to read more

TDI reform: Commission to urge member states to break current deadlock

In a communication to be made public on 19 October, the Commission will blow the whistle and call on the Council to promptly agree on its 2013 proposal on t ...| Click here to read more

EU trade ministers fail to approve CETA

Despite time running out before a scheduled EU-Canada summit on 27 October, EU trade ministers failed to approve the EU-Canada free trade agreement (CETA) a ...| Click here to read more

EU leaders to send strong message of reassurance on trade

EU leaders meeting at the European Council on 20-21 October want to send a strong message of reassurance to EU citizens that their concerns about the side e ...| Click here to read more

CETA still hangs in the balance

A day before its planned approval, the fate of the EU-Canada deal (CETA) still hangs in the balance due to the continuous opposition from Belgium. The Feder ...| Click here to read more

Commission offers additional guarantees to salvage CETA

The European Commission in tandem with EU diplomats have been working on a series of additional declarations to the foreseen joint EU-Canada declaration in ...| Click here to read more

Joint CETA declaration further amended

Faced with strong opposition to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in the Belgian Francophone regional parliaments, EU officials decided ...| Click here to read more

EU appeals the WTO ruling against Airbus subsidies

The European Union’s decision to file last week a notice of appeal on the Airbus subsidy ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) was foretold, an ...| Click here to read more

VIDEO | Brussels Briefing on Trade – All you need to know for 16-31 October 2016

  In this Brussels Briefing on Trade, Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issue ...| Click here to read more

Walloon parliament strikes CETA down

At noon today the regional parliament of southern Belgium supported by a large majority – 46 to 16 – a motion requesting the Walloon government not to grant ...| Click here to read more

German Constitutional Court approves CETA

Germany’s Constitutional Court rejected, on 13 October, the emergency appeals aimed at stopping the EU-Canada Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CE ...| Click here to read more

Draft agenda of the Trade Policy Committee meeting of 14 October 2016

Deputy Members will meet in Brussels on Friday 14 October 2016 to discuss the following items: WTO and Plurilateral issues: Post-Nairobi/preparation of the ...| Click here to read more

INTA will not draft new resolution on CETA before its approval in early December

The European Parliament’s International Trade Committee (INTA) will not draft a resolution to accompany the consent decision on the EU-Canada Comprehensive ...| Click here to read more

INTA backs beefing up Jordan’s macro-financial assistance to deal with refug...

Members of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee (INTA) adopted by a large majority a recommendation demanding that the Commission and the ...| Click here to read more

One Belgian regional assembly vetoes CETA – in brief

In an unsurprising move, a coalition of leftist parties from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation assembly voted yesturday to deny full powers to the Federal st ...| Click here to read more

Six member states still not ready to back CETA

As the clock runs down, six member states were not yet ready to back the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) at the Coreper meeting ...| Click here to read more

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